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The 20th annual Optimist Showdown in St. Albert high school basketball tournament tips off Thursday at 3:15 p.m. at the St. Albert Catholic, Paul Kane, Bellerose and Morinville high schools.

Fast start for Sabres

The St. Albert Sabres stormed out of the gate Thursday at the John Reid Memorial Tournament with victories over the Prince George Cougars and Calgary Bronks at Performance Arena.

Raiders win again

Brady Goebel paced the surging St. Albert Raiders with two goals and two assists in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Canadian Athletic Club at Akinsdale Arena.

Oudenaarden skates into Olympics

“I did a little victory dance after they told me. I got really excited,” a giddy Oudenaarden told the Gazette during a brief stop in St. Albert on Wednesday. “It’s a dream come true to me.

On Tap

Today’s main event is the 2010 Winter Flip, the St. Albert Gymnastics Club’s annual women’s artistic invitation meet at its Riel Park facility. Provincial level 1 to 4 and pre-provincial level gymnasts from St.

Sports Extra

A St. Albert rink skipped by Ben Bellamy will rock the ice at the Lakeland 2010 Alberta Winter Games.

Steel finalize playoff roster

With the foundation in place following the roster freeze deadline, the St. Albert Steel are building towards the playoffs one game at a time.

Slash resume league play

The Mac’s female midget AAA champion St. Albert Slash returned to league play last weekend and split a pair of home games against the Calgary Chaos and Sherwood Park Fury.

Sabres foiled by Flyers

The St. Albert Sabres were swept away by the Sherwood Park Flyers in their season series in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League.

Blues post winning record

The Paul Kane Blues waltzed into the exam break after acing the second segment of their schedule in varsity men’s basketball.